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CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Clinic | San Antonio, TX | Full Time

Job Description

CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CMA)

UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD

A successful and established Workforce Solutions Company is accepting applications for a CMA to provide services at the University of the Incarnate Word campus health clinic. The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), under the direction of the physician or other designated licensed staff, provides patient care in an ambulatory setting with kindness and compassion; understanding the Mission of the University of the Incarnate Word and the School of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Certified Medical Assistant is able to work as part of a team including physicians, Nurse Practioners and Physician Assistants and students in the health professions. Perform both clinical and administrative duties. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination/procedure, care of medical instruments and administering medications as directed by provider or designee. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, filling out insurance forms/paperwork, and managing specimens for Quest labs. The Certified Medical Assistant performs duties within their scope of practice delegated by, and under the supervision of, a provider (TX). 

Duties include: Organizes the clinical environment and provides support in patient care situations. Support includes but is not limited to assisting physicians, providers and nursing personnel, including various other procedures under the direct supervision and responsibility of a medical provider. The CMA observes patient status and documents observations in the electronic medical record or chart.  Assists other team members in identifying patient needs or problems. This includes communicating data to the provider or other members of the clinical team. The CMA delivers quality customer service. Ensures policy and procedures are followed including infection control, privacy and confidentiality.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates patient care as directed by physicians, NP or PA and according to UIW and UIWSOM  standards and policies
  • Respects patient confidentiality at all times and treats patients, and team with courtesy, kindness, compassion, and respect
  • Contacts parents with patient permission and administration of UIW as directed by provider.
  • Practices standard infection control precautions
  • Maintains quality control standards.
  • Performs all duties within the scope of a Medical Assistant’s standards of practice. Operates diagnostic equipment, preforms and interprets CLIA waived tests, remove staples from superficial wounds, changes wound dressing, obtains cultures, urine samples, administers non intravenous medication; performs simple specimen collection via noninvasive techniques and collects blood specimens via venipuncture or via capillary, records results, and does quality control checks on equipment.
  • Sets up logs for lab, immunization refrigerator, immunizations, and return calls to patients on lab work after reviewed with physician or provider.
  • Prepares and handles all specimens with communication to Quest Labs.
  • Organizes exam and treatment rooms, stocks and cleans rooms and sterilizes instruments
  • Telephone and in-person screening limited to intake and gathering of information without requiring the exercise of judgment based on clinical knowledge.
  • Rooms patients according to policy and procedures, prepares patient for examination
  • Records patient care documentation in the medical record (written or EMR) accurately and in a timely manner
  • Supports and follows criteria for reading TB tests in accordance with guidelines from CDC with over sight of provider.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.


 

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in working with students in a university environment.
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
  • Current, nationally recognized Medical Assistant certification with three to five years primary care experience.
  • Current BLS certification or the ability to obtain the certification within 30 days of employment
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Use of EMR.
  • Computer literacy and use of MS Office
  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor’s diagnosis of disease

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some college education
  • At least five years of experience as a Certified Medical Assistant in primary care with Women’s Health
  • Knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding